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Seabreeze Motel

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28 The Bay Hill Timaru, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
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Seabreeze Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Summerland, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Although clean and a great view, it is an awful location given the heavily trafficked commercial harbor/seaport. Nothing for tourists except excruciating noisy and bright lit nights, from the harbor, the bypass and the highway. No sleep... not even ear plugs provided. Even though 'modestly' priced by some, it is not worth staying there.

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85 reviews 85 reviews
75 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The best thing about the Seabreeze is its location, looking out over the harbor, quite close to a number of restaurants and pubs and a short walk to the center of town. Otherwise, there is little to recommend it, apart from the modest price of the rooms. It’s the kind of motel where you are asked to pay your bill... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

No wardrobes,pink kitchen cupboards, 1960s brown Lino,smells,dirty old lounge suite,mould on wall. Sorry but this disgusting, owner needs to smartin up in appearance,not inviting,just like the rooms all a bit tired.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Booked for one night but ended up staying two. Lovely view from upstairs unit. A bit dated but lovely and comfortable, clean and with kitchen. Easy walk to shops, cafes, restaurants, beach etc. Great value for money.

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South Island
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We stayed on one night in a downstairs unit. Unit was very clean and tidy. A little dated but we were not worried especially at the good price for two people and especially in Timaru. Great location just leave your car in the car park and walk to town centre or down into Caroline Bay. For the more mature there... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

A popular and handy location, only a short walk to the main street. Booking in was not a problem using their freephone. We asked for a quiet room away from the railway line. As it turned out, our spacious room on the upper level had a great view over Caroline Bay. There is sufficient car parking on the premises. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

The location is great as far as Timaru goes, but this place is out of the 70s! Maybe even earlier. Sometimes vintage can be quirky if done right, but this is NOT done right! The beds (thank heavens) are the only things in this place that have been changed in 40 odd years. The smell of our room was quite... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We had a family unit for two nights stay. The views were fantastic, location great and ideal for walking to the beach, playground etc for ourselves and 2 little granddaughters. The rooms were large and beds very comfortable. Be prepared to hear the occasional train during the night! Unit was clean, although a little 'tired' (in need of a little... More 

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edmonton, alberta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We needed a couple of reasonably priced rooms and checked in at The Seabreeze. The owner was helpful, we had a very spacious room looking out over the sea with a full kitchen. There are fancier places to stay, but we were very happy with the value for dollar at the Seabreeze at a rate of $95 a night. There... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

walking distance into town centre.There are four restaurants alongside the motel.We ate at Little India,my wifes first Indian food.She'll return for more.Our upstairs room was very spacious with comfortable bed,lounge suite,table and chairs,large tv with sky,full kitchen, smallish bathroom .Good value,$95 p n midweek.Would stay again if stopping in Timaru.

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Address: 28 The Bay Hill Timaru, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Number of rooms: 12

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